1 July, 1927 – 4 September, 2015

Sally passed peacefully from this life on Friday, September 4, 2015 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer and C.O.P.D. In her final days she was surrounded by her family at Vernon Hospice House.

She was born in her family home, Kilshane, in County Tipperary, Ireland. She married Edward (Ted) Parkinson in Dublin on July 1, 1948. They immigrated twice, first to South Africa, then to Canada, where she found her true home, in Coldstream.

She loved her family, her dogs, her garden, and her collections. Sally was gregarious and had many friends. Actively involved in her community, throughout her life she donated time to many worthy causes. She was proud to be a part of creating the Vernon Cancer Relaxation Support Group and the annual Block Party for her neighbourhood. Having lived in countries in conflict, Sally valued the peace and safety of Canada which lead her to enthusiastically befriend and support a refugee family sponsored through All Saints Anglican Church.

Sheila Anne Parkinson was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Edward Arthur Parkinson (Ted) and is survived by her four children, Anna France (Douglas) of Perth Ontario; Amanda Miller (Michael) of Vancouver; Michael Parkinson of Coldstream: and Maureen Parkinson of Vancouver. She also leaves her four grandchildren: John and Richard France and Sarah and Maxwell Miller.

Sally’s funeral service will be held at All Saints’ Anglican Church on Friday, September 18th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Saints’ Anglican Church and Vernon District Hospice Society

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